Vibrant tankinis and modest off the shoulder swimsuits are in for girls this Summer.
While the boys can choose from a huge selection of swim trunks- striped, tribal prints, camo, sea creatures, and bright colors.
No Summer outfit is complete without those extra accessories to give it that special “POP!” Sunglasses, fedora hats, neon colored belts, floral headbands, and fruit inspired purses are just some of the pieces displayed in the girl’s section.
The past few months I have been noticing something very strange about my Toodie girl. At first I didn’t think it was anything but now I am starting to wonder… why does Toodie LOVE scary movies?! She is only three years old, this can’t be normal. It all started when I found her in my room one day and the Halloween trilogy was airing on one of the movie stations. I didn’t even notice she was watching it until I walked in freaking out because even Michael Myers scares ME as an adult! I immediately went to shut it off, standing in front of my television screen so she couldn’t see anything more. She got so upset with me, yelling, screaming, and crying. I couldn’t believe it. I told her she can’t watch scary things. The last thing I want is for her to be waking up in the middle of the night from horrible nightmares. Every time I ask, she responds with, “It’s not scary mommy.” It’s always the same answer. Lately, I have been catching her watching scary shows and movies even more. Toodie is so smart. She knows how to use the remote control and look through all of the television stations. Now don’t get me wrong, there are times I do walk into the room and she is watching other shows. When it isn’t the occasional horror movie it’s music, jewelry network, and even the gardening channel. My child has very eclectic taste in television programming. I think the real reason this puzzles me is because she is deathly afraid of a bug, even an ant, but will watch a man with a scary mask walking around to creepy music. Whenever a scary movie does come on she watches intently and then starts cracking up. Could she really understand that it’s not real at her age? Nothing seems to bother her. Am i missing something here? I think I should invest in a pink cape for my fearless Toodie. She may just turn out to be a Horror movie junkie like her momma.
Signing off with a thought of the day
(something i heard on the radio as well)
Ever wonder what exactly to do with all of those broken crayon pieces scattered around your house? Most of the time I just pick them up and throw them out because I am so tired of stepping on them everyday. Toodie has tons of crayons but within a week they end up mutilated and destroyed. I even find them in her clothing hamper! I can’t even say how many times I have washed crayons with her laundry. After searching for crafts on Pinterest I found a new use for those crayons pieces without a home. Instead of tossing them RECYCLE! You can make your own chunky crayons at home.
Make sure to peel off all of the paper from the crayons. Collect all of the broken pieces and keep them in a jar or tupperwear container until you have enough of each color. If you want to make giant rainbow crayons, you can just throw all of the colors in together. Don’t worry about sorting. For the molds you can use disposable baking pans or rubber silicone shape molds. Once you have enough pieces you can begin with the five easy steps below.
1- Turn on your oven to 300 degrees
2- Spray the inside of the mold lightly with cooking spray to allow the crayons to be removed easily. (optional)
3- Fill the molds with the broken crayon pieces. Here is where you can sort like colors together or mix them together for the rainbow effect. Experiment and have fun.
4- Place into the oven and wait until all of the crayons are visibly melted. It only takes about 10 minutes.
5- Remove and allow to cool before popping them out of the tray.
This afternoon I received a nice surprise tweet from my new blog friend Yoli at Yoli Dreams. She nominated me along with four other new bloggers for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much Yoli! You have no idea how much this means to me and how much i appreciate the support. Please check out her blog because she is a new blogger just like me and she has some interesting posts.
If you are not familiar with the Liebster Award it is given to fairly new blogs with 200 or less followers. This is a way of giving recognition to bloggers for a job well done. It brings undiscovered blogs to the light and helps them gain exposure to attract more followers. If you receive a Liebster the person giving it to you i basically saying, “Hey YOU ROCK!”
Being nominated for a Liebster comes with a few guidelines…